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Community Development Department Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Community Development Department, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:


Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

Have your say!

We also welcome comments on the Town's web site and other issues!


Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!


Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!


Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!


Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062
575.538.3731

What Comes After the Sustainability Plan?

by Denise Smith

The Town’s Office of Sustainability helped the Town make a permanent shift toward decision making based on sustainability principles like energy efficiency and conserving resources. Through the process of developing and creating a sustainability plan, the ground work was laid to carry the Town forward toward making sustainability and resiliency a part of the Town’s organizational fabric. The Town now takes these principles into consideration in short-term and long-term decisions concerning maintenance and operations. For example, when the need for new traffic lights was addressed, the Town chose to install LED lights to save energy and money in the long term.  

As the Town has evolved, the need to permanently employ Office of Sustainability personnel has decreased, because the groundwork was laid that encourages all departments and employees to take responsibility for ensuring their operations contribute toward sustainability and resiliency.  Each department is intimately familiar with its own needs and challenges, and is ultimately responsible for ensuring a well-functioning balance between serving the needs of the citizens, working within their budget and considering how their decisions affect the Town’s future.  

Town governance is dynamic, with decisions about how to allocate the available resources in the most beneficial way made on a daily basis.  The Town is committed to providing and sustainability the best possible quality of life for its citizens and the environment.


 
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